Score for a feature film starring David Keith and directed by Frank Roddam, recorded in London
Published by: Famous Music/Famous Chappell
Commissioned by: Paramount Films
Instrumentation: Orchestra
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Duration: 30 mins
First Performance: 10.11.1982 CTS Studios, Sinfonia of London conducted by Howard Blake, sound engineer John Richards


Film starring David Keith, directed by Frank Roddam, produced by Herb Jaffe

Howard Blake's note: The film was supposed to be set in the military college The Citadel, S.Carolina, but they were not too keen to be the location, which moved to Sandhurst, England. I was musical director on the film and involved with organizing an American-style marching band at Kneller Hall for which I wrote and recorded band arrangements of 'Dipsy-Doodle' and 'Bonnie Blue Flag'. I collaborated with Lloyd Fonville on 'Carolina keep us faithful' as the school song, and made a setting of Kipling's 'Recessional' for a choir practice. After I had recorded the score Frank Roddam, editor Mike Bradsell and I were summoned to Hollywood and asked by Jeff Katzenberg to make a new ending and a new 'all-American' score.

Related Works

'THE LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (USA version)' op.320A (January 1983)
Score for a feature film starring David Keith and directed by Frank Roddam - an alternative 'all-American' score recorded in Hollywood

Related Autobiography Chapters

THE SNOWMAN - a 26-minute animated film where the script is the music (1982)

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